Diecasting sounds like a complicated process if you have never come across it before, but in the right hands it can help your business immeasurably.

At Lupton and Place, we believe in high quality diecasting to support the smooth running of your business. Having helped a diverse range of clients to improve the speed and quality of their manufacturing process, we’re confident we can produce bespoke metal parts you will be proud of.

If you are in the dark about diecasting, we have put together this clear guide covering what you need to know when it comes to the process, how it can help your business and how we can help you.

What is diecasting?

There are a number of different diecasting methods available, but ultimately the process follows the same guidelines. Considered to be the fastest process between the raw material and the finished part – diecasting, also known as casting, uses molten metal under intense pressure to forge metal components.

There are thousands of industries requiring bespoke metal parts for their business, and diecasting is the most efficient way to produce high volumes of components at an affordable cost.

The different types of diecasting:

  • Gravity diecasting – this process uses a gravity head during the casting process. The molten metal is poured into the casting from a vertical position requiring less technical tools, making it an affordable option.
  • Structural diecasting – this method usually works best with aluminium, but it is versatile and can be used for any industry where a structured metal component is required.
  • Aluminium diecasting – using aluminium in the casting process, we can create heavy and strong metal components, ideal for the automotive industry and construction.
  • Pressure diecasting – considered to be the fastest method of diecasting, molten metal is injected under intense pressure to forge identical metal components in a short space of time – ideal for businesses that require high volumes of parts.

The benefits of diecasting

The advantages of diecasting are vast. You can get smooth or textured, accurate, and perfectly bespoke metal parts in whatever shape and size you require for the job. But what are the other benefits of diecasting?

  • Fast paced production – at Lupton & Place we have the technology to produce over 5 million castings each year. For your business, this means you can benefit from quality high speed manufacture.
  • Accuracy and reliability –diecasting can offer both durability and precision in each casting.
  • Variety – whether you are looking for a textured part or something smooth and flawless, diecasting can offer you the flexibility to finish your parts in a range of techniques.
  • Easy to assemble – through the process of diecasting we can easily create fastening elements, such as studs and holes, which can be tailored for use with drills at various sizes.

Who uses diecasting?

Don’t think your business can benefit from diecasting? Think again – you would be surprised how many industries use the diecasting process to boost their production rate and save money at the same time!

Industries that use diecasting:

  • Automotive diecasting– requiring the strength and durability diecasting can offer, the automotive industry are one of our biggest industries
  • Medical devices – everything from hospital equipment to patient beds use diecasting
  • Lighting and electrical – we work with events, supermarkets and even commercial clients to meet specific lighting and electrical requirements
  • Defence – providing specialist equipment to the U.S. military, as well as other leading defence manufacturers, diecasting for the defence industry is a vital part of what we do

Why choose Lupton & Place for your diecasting needs?

Our client base is varied, so we truly understand what it means to provide a bespoke diecasting service. We have some of the most state-of-the-art equipment across our plant, and our technical abilities are unrivalled – capable of rigorous design and reliable results that are always to a high standard.

If you are looking to benefit from diecasting, why not give us a call? One of our experts would be glad to talk through your requirements.

 

 

 

 

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